As a not-for-profit 501c(3) entity, Huntington-Surrey School is overseen by a dedicated group of Board Members. The Huntington Surrey board is filled with dynamic individuals who implement and embody the mission of our school. Read more about them and their journey below. If you have questions or would like to just talk to the board officers please feel free to send an email.
Kristina Little is a Sr. Director at HP Inc responsible for the vendor management office and the global program management office under the CIO. She is responsible for a 200+M annual budget including support and guidance in evaluating current relationship management with all IT vendors as well as defining and executing strategies for HP programs and the strategic roadmap for IT.
Before HP, Kristina held various roles within the IT industry over the past 19+ years. Most recently, she worked as an IT Manager for Dell Inc. for over 6 years. She was responsible for establishing and running the Asset Management Office for Dell IT to ensure software and hardware usage was compliant and drove costs savings for under-utilized software within the enterprise platforms. Previous roles at Dell Inc. also include PMO manager and Vendor Management lead.
Kristina earned a Bachelor of Business Management from Concordia University Austin and is also a certified PMP, Scrum Master and Software Asset Manager. Kristina resides in Austin, TX with her husband and teenage son. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs, DIY home projects and running.
Angie Woodworth is a Certified Academic Language Therapist, a Certified Dyslexia Therapist and a Certified Learning Specialist working both privately and in area schools. Angie has over 30 years of teaching experience, supporting students through customized curricula and supporting parents and educators by offering workshops on dyslexia, effective intervention strategies and staff development. Angie is a passionate advocate for her students as well, and she enjoys guiding parents through the 504 or IEP process. Angie is certified in Basic Language Skills, a Certified Dyslexia Therapist through the International Dyslexia Association, and a Certified Learning Specialist through the Association of Learning Specialists. Prior to focusing on Dyslexia, Angie was the head of school for several years, even owning her own school. She is committed to the success of Huntington Surrey and is excited to be a part of this community. Angie lives in Austin with her husband and whatever child might be home! She has 4 children, a grandson and another grandchild on the way. She loves gardening and knitting and spending time with her family, 2 dogs and 3 cats.
Russell Morrison brings approximately 30 years of experience in public accounting. Russell provides public accounting and CFO services to clients concentrated in the construction industry.
Prior to founding Morrison, Friedrich & Spinn, CPAs, LLC, Russell was a partner in a local public accounting firm in Round Rock, Texas and worked for several other accounting firms including KPMG in Dallas. Russell worked extensively with small and medium sized businesses, primarily in the construction industry. Additionally, Russell has worked representing several private businesses in their successful sales to publicly traded companies.
Russell holds a BBA degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University. He is also a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Public Accountants. Previously, Russell served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin Area and the Boys and Girls Club Foundation and was named Austin’s 2012 BIG Giver of the year by “I Live Here, I Give Here”
Wife: Catherine Cotman – former head of school for Huntington-Surrey
Kids: Lucille Cotman-Morrison, Age 22, Graduate of Queen Mary University in London and masters student at University of the Arts in London
Russell Cotman-Morrison, Age 19, Freshman at Hawaii Pacific University
Johni Walker-Little, a native Texan, has enjoyed working in the community as an Education Professional for over 33 years. Johni began teaching in 1986 at The Defence Language Institute at Lackland Airforce base, teaching specialized English to foreign Military officers. She would go on to teach English and Composition at Huntington Surrey High School and eventually become Co-Director, Johni’s leadership contributed to the reputation of Huntington Surrey as being a school with the highest academic standards as well as excellent college acceptance. Her greatest accomplishments have come from observing, guiding, and participating in the growth of her students, whether they be a foreign military officer learning specialized English, or the student successfully navigating through the murky labyrinth of high school and the college admission system. She believes a key to this is communication and collaboration with the student and parent to ensure that all have a clear path to success. Johni holds the following degrees from the University of Texas in Austin:
Bachelor of Arts, December 1970
Masters of Arts, December 1985
Sharon Smith Weber is an architect and technical leader in the Ecosystems Services
organization of VMware, Inc. Since 2007 she has served as the principal architect for server and cloud management certification programs and for the development of tools and infrastructure to facilitate both cloud based and hardware certification testing. In addition to her industrial experience, Sharon has over 15 years in various areas of software research including the development of high-performance distributed scheduling software, climate modelling applications, software performance analysis tools, and performance of virtualization software.
Sharon holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has held academic positions at the University of California at Berkeley, the Center for Advanced Scientific Computation (CERFACS) in Toulouse, France, and St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, as well as industrial research positions at Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Computer Corporation in Palo Alto, CA. Sharon currently serves on advisory boards at the University of Texas at San Antonio and at St. Edward’s University.
Alex Gonzales is a partner at Duane Morris LLP, a Philadelphia-based international law firm with 29 offices around the world. Alex is a Co-Team Lead for the firm’s International Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Group. Prior to joining Duane Morris, he was the managing partner of Winstead PC’s Austin office, as well as that law firm’s Public and Regulatory Practice Group and its Insurance industry group.
Alex is a graduate of St. Edward’s University (BA), UT Austin School of Law (JD), UT LBJ School of Public Affairs (Executive Program) and Cal-Berkeley (MBA). Commissioned as an ensign while a first-year law student, Alex later served four year’s active duty as a JAG officer and completed 14 years in the Naval Reserve with the rank of commander. He received the Navy’s Outstanding Trial Attorney Award in 1986.
After active duty, Alex was an Associate Commissioner of Insurance for Texas, including a one-year stint as Acting Commissioner.
Alex is listed as First Tier in insurance and reinsurance by U.S. News & World’s Best Lawyers in America, and he is touted as a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly. He was also first in the Austin Business Journal’s Best of Business Lawyers poll. Alex served six years as a member of the Supreme Court of Texas’ Board of Disciplinary Appeals, and he was the 2003-04 Chair of the American Bar Association’s 30,000-member Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Alex was the Winter 2009 Commencement Speaker at St. Edward’s University.
Alex has also led numerous other local, state and national charitable and civic boards and professional organizations. Most recently, Alex was the 2010-2012 Chair of the Capital Area Workforce Board, which received the 2012 National Grand Prize for Workforce Investment Board Excellence in recognition of its innovation and results. Alex’s other civic endeavours include terms as President, Texas Asian Foundation; Member, Austin Area Research Organization; General Counsel, Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce; Commissioner, North Texas Hockey League; coach, Leander-Cedar Park Pop Warner Football; and coach, Austin T&C Lacrosse.
Alex’s son, Ryan, and daughter, Rachel, are UT Austin graduates. Ryan is a 2011 graduate of Huntington Surrey. During his senior year at Huntington Surrey, Ryan was named a high school All-American in hockey and participated in the National Hockey Showcase in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Lynn Katz is a Professor at University of Texas Austin Austin and Director, Center for Water and the Environment, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at UT Austin. She holds the Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering and the Bettie Margaret Smith Professorship in Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering. She is also the director of the Cockrell School's Center for Water and the Environment. Her teaching interests include aquatic chemistry, surface and interfacial phenomena, physicochemical treatment processes for water and wastewater and biological wastewater treatment.
Her research has focused on the fate and transport of contaminants in natural and engineered systems. Specific research interests include the physicochemical processes which control the rate and extent of partitioning of organic and inorganic contaminants to soils and sediments, evaluation of physicochemical and integrated biological/physicochemical processes for removal of contaminants from water and wastewater, and elucidation of reaction mechanisms at mineral/water interfaces. Katz is also a recipient of the 2009 WEP Advocate Award. She holds the following degrees:
The Johns Hopkins University, Environmental Engineering, B.E.S., 1980
University of Michigan, Environmental Engineering, M.S.E., 1984
University of Michigan, Chemistry, M.S., 1990
University of Michigan, Environmental Engineering, Ph.D., 1993
Audrey Boda-Davis is a retired education and business professional in Fort Worth. After earning science and education bachelor’s degrees from the University of Alberta in Canada, Audrey taught in British Columbia high schools for two years. She moved to Fort Worth in 2000 where she worked at Hill School of Fort Worth in various capacities from classroom teacher to division leader to Head of School. A school for students with learning differences, Hill School is a specialized private program whose mission is to provide progressive educational services in a safe and student-centred environment for bright, motivated students who learn differently. Leading the program through transitional times, coordinating strategic planning, and heading up fundraising and marketing initiatives for the school rounded out her educational leadership experiences at Hill. Audrey retired from Hill School at the completion of 2016-17 school year. She has worked as a Schools Attuned to All Kinds of Minds facilitator for the Learning Center of North Texas, presented at state and national conferences on learning, and earned an MBA from Texas Christian University in 2011. She served as a Lead Evaluator and Regional Field Consultant for AdvancED Texas (now Cognia), leading private, charter, and public school accreditations across the state, and served on the Texas AdvancED Advisory Council for three years.
Audrey currently serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Hill School Foundation,
Huntington Surrey School, and LinkED. She volunteers weekly with Meals on Wheels and serves as a
grade level advisor for 8 th grade girls through the Fort Worth chapter of National Charity League. She enjoys time with her husband and middle school daughter at home and at the stables, chasing down the family dogs, and supporting education and community projects throughout the state.
Laura Carroll is currently a full-time graduate student completing her graduate internship work in clinical mental health counselling. Laura will graduate in the summer of 2021 with a Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas A & M University – Central Texas. Laura has additional specialized training in Theraplay and works to help parents and their children develop deeper relational connection and attachment using Theraplay based principles and interventions. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Baylor University. Her previous experience includes teaching at the elementary level for twelve years and working as a reading interventionist for four years. Laura grew up in Austin and now lives in Belton, TX, with her husband and their two children. Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends, quilting, and just about any form of creative expression in her down time. Laura is impressed with the individualized and supportive education provided at Huntington-Surrey High School and with how students are truly seen and valued. She is excited about what this year will bring for the school!